Special Needs Dentistry in San Diego

Patients with complex medical histories are often referred to our office because of the state-of-the-art equipment and the specialized care that is required for their needs.

Our San Diego dentist offers sedation dentistry for patients with dental anxiety & special needs


Dr. Henninger provides healthy patients and medically compromised patients with the highest quality dental care in order to give everyone a healthy and beautiful smile.

At North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to helping all patients enjoy the benefits of a healthy mouth and healthy body.

Common Conditions That May Require a Dentist for Special Needs Children and Adults:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Autism
  • Down syndrome
  • Mental retardation
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Complex Medical Histories
  • Pre-cooperative pediatric patients
  • Children and Adults

Many patients are referred to our office because of complex medical issues. Patients with special needs often need care above and beyond what can be provided in a conventional dental office setting.  Dr. Henninger has a dental practice that is focused on comprehensive dentistry and Dental Anesthesia. Due to the severity of some cases, we can determine if the patient can safely be treated in our office or if they need to be admitted to the hospital for treatment.

We offer a full range of sedation options, including:

  • Local anesthesia
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Oral sedation
  • IV sedation
  • General anesthetic

At North County Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, our team members have been certified in numerous types of dental anesthesia. This means you can trust in our ability to keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable throughout the sedation process.

Dr. Christopher Henninger is one of only five percent of restorative dentists certified by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology to provide IV sedation.  He has full hospital privileges at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Tri-City Medical Center.  Dr. Henninger completed a one year hospital-based residency that focused on dental anesthesia, oral surgery, and providing complex dental treatment to patients with complex medical histories.  Much of this training was dedicated to treating pre-cooperative children and persons with special needs in a hospital operating room setting.  We also have a team of board certified medical anesthesiologists that provide general anesthesia for patients with complex medical issues. 

If a complex medical problem prevents you or someone you care about from having dental treatment, contact us to learn more about our sedation dentistry options in Vista, CA. Our qualified and compassionate team can help ease your worries and get your gums and teeth back to health in no time! CALL US TODAY (760) 940-2273

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